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Former Purdue basketball players to host basketball camps

After starring on the court in West Lafayette the past four years, two former Purdue basketball players are giving back to the community this summer.

Posted: Jun 1, 2018 11:51 PM
Updated: Jun 3, 2018 5:07 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — After starring on the court in West Lafayette the past four years, two former Purdue basketball players are giving back to the community this summer. P.J. Thompson and Dakota Mathias have been through a lot on the basketball court as players. Now, they're changing roles and will start coaching.

The two will host a pair of basketball camps in the state of Indiana. One of those will be held at Harrison High School on July 30. The other will happen Aug. 2 at the Pacer's Athletic Center in Westfield.

Mathias said this is a great way for young players to have fun and learn from experienced athletes.

"That's the biggest goal out of this. We'll have a little summer camp have a lot fun, learn from high level division one athletes, a bunch of different college players, just have some fun and learn from the game of basketball," said Mathias.

Camps will feature two sessions for different age groups. The first will be for kindergarteners through fourth grade and the second for fifth through ninth grade.

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